Handmade Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe

Handmade Ricotta Gnocchi

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  • 1 lb whole milk ricotta
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 to 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten slightly in small bowl

How to make Handmade Ricotta Gnocchi

These are like soft fluffy pillows in your mouth, and worlds apart from any frozen gnocchiyou'll find. So easy, and no excuses! All you need is ricotta cheese. I know you have the rest in your possession! More pics of the final servingĀ here.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, except 1/2 cup of the flour. Mix together with hands until it forms a ball. Put dough on a wooden board and sprinkle with the remaining flour, and knead until no longer sticky.

Break out into small balls, about a handful. Roll into strips, and cut into 1-inch pieces, then roll with thumb on gnocchi board (optional).

Sprinkle with flour and spread onto a platter until ready to boil.

Cook in boiling water until floating. Doesn't take long at all.
  • jandn
    jandn says

    Oh my god these are a heavenly mouthful! So light and fluffy. Made these for the first time tonight with my ten year old daughter and they were so awesome my husband made involuntary groans when he tasted them - and he's had them in Italy. We're never getting shop-bought again! - thanks for the inspiration.

  • kimdec
    kimdec says

    So glad you enjoyed them - this is definitely one I make over and over, and it's totally worth it. Didn't take long either, did it?

  • worldpeas
    worldpeas says

    this looks really simple yet elegant and yummy. will try :)

  • kimdec
    kimdec says

    WP, hope you like.

  • worldpeas
    worldpeas says

    just made this for dinner. so quick and easy to make and it melts in your mouth. thanks!

  • anaschimmel
    anaschimmel says

    Loved your recipe!!! How many servings for one recipe?

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